Mario admitted that he carried a lot of sadness into the
House while chatting to newbies Jo and Joe John tonight, before
commenting on his friendship with 5th Evictee Ife Kuku.
"I've finally come to terms with Ife not being here,"
said the former mole, and when Joe asked him if the pair were
close, Mario made a comparison with a certain other pair of
"She was to me how John and Josie are," clarified
Mazza, prompting Jo to say: "So that's, like, major close,
However, although he'd just claimed to have gotten over Ife's
eviction ten days ago, Mario then stated that when the latecomers
arrived at the weekend, his first thought was for her. The
28-year-old explained that he suddenly realised she wasn't
there and got depressed, which explains why he locked himself
away in the toilet for ages.
The thing is, we know that they shared a bed, but we don't
remember Mario being anywhere near as close to Ife as John
is to Josie, especially seeing as Ife was thick in with Shabby
and Caoimhe for ages.
All we know is that his friendship with the backing dancer
isolated him from the other housemates to an extent, which
he hasn't been able to recover from since she left.